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Biology Professor and Student Travel to Costa Rica to Launch Research Pilot Study

Monday, August 14, 2017

Over the summer, Dr. Diana Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Biology, and junior environmental science major Tia Kowalo traveled to Costa Rica to conduct a research pilot study. Ortiz and Kowalo collaborated with with Dr. Laura Sirot from The College of Wooster (Ohio) and Dr. Adriana Troyo from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San Jose to complete the study.

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Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Westminster College Prepares for New Cohort of Scholars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.

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Westminster Student and Faculty Members Honored at Audubon Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.

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Award Winners from Westminster College’s Environmental Symposium Announced

Friday, December 9, 2016

Nearly 200 attendees gathered at Westminster College’s 9th Environmental Symposium on Dec. 1 in McKelvey Campus Center. The symposium highlighted the research, projects, service work and environmental themed artwork of students from five regional colleges and universities (Westminster College, Geneva College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Slippery Rock University and Youngstown State University) and Wilmington Area High School.

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Community Invited to Learn Latest Student Research on Environment

Monday, November 28, 2016

Westminster College will host the 9th Annual Student Environmental Symposium from 5:30-9:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in McKelvey Campus Center. Sponsored by Westminster’s Environmental Programs and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, the event is free and open to the public.

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Westminster College Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Support Rural STEM Students

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded Westminster College a grant of $648,670 for its project “Rural Discovery Scholars: Providing Targeted Services and Role Models to Increase STEM Preparedness in Rural Students.”

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Westminster College to Host Nationally Recognized Urban Educator at IQ-STEM Week, June 20 - 24

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As part of the NSF Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Grant, Westminster College will host an IQ-STEM workshop, June 20 – 24, featuring nationally recognized urban educator, Dr. H. Richard Milner IV. The event is open to student fellows and area STEM partner high school teachers.

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Westminster College Environmental Science Major Awarded Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship

Friday, May 13, 2016

Westminster College junior environmental science major, Erin Hassett, received the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship for excellence in environmental science.

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Westminster College Welcomes State-of-the-Art Science Equipment to Campus

Thursday, April 28, 2016

This semester, Westminster College welcomed a micro-volume spectrophotometer to campus through a grant, enhancing biological and chemical teaching and research for over 250 students.

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Join Us: Research Celebration, April 20

Friday, April 15, 2016

Westminster College will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) featuring presentations and performances from more than 300 students from each department, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. throughout campus.

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